Located on the western side of the malaria-free, 'Big Five' Pilanesberg National Park, the Black Rhino Safari Lodge provides a beautiful bushveld getaway. The popular Sun City Resort is only 33km away from the Black Rhino Safari Lodge and from Johannesburg, it takes about two hours to reach the Black Rhino Game Reserve in the Pilanesberg.
Black Rhino Game Reserve is a private reserve which is incorporated into the 47 000 hectares Pilanesberg National Park situated on the North Western side of the Pilanesberg.
This lower lying property’s sweet veld vegetation is known to carry a wide variety of wildlife species including elephant, black and white rhino, lion and leopard which are often sighted, and the reserve complements the Pilanesberg’s predominantly mixed sour veld.
The Black Rhino Safari Lodge nestles within a magnificent Tamboti forest overlooking a waterhole where guests can observe an abundance of bird and wildlife in their natural surroundings. Elephants often frequent this waterhole which is a hive of bird and animal activity. On many occasions, the stillness of the night here is broken by the roaring of lions and the franklins sing the morning wake up call. Early in the morning, guests may enjoy a cup of coffee followed by an adventurous safari drive with professional guides. The safari drives take guests through the Black Rhino Reserve into the unexplored valley of the Pilanesberg until the 200km network Pilanesberg Park roads are reached.
Accommodation at the Black Rhino Safari Lodge
The luxury suites at Pilanesberg's Black Rhino Lodge are very private and feature a minibar, air conditioner, hot beverage unit and television. The patio doors open out into the bush from where herds of impala or a lone elephant walking by can be observed. The designer bathrooms open out into their own private outside shower which is perfect to cool down on a hot day.
Dining at the Black Rhino Safari Lodge
The chef at the lodge caters for all exquisite meals in an atmospheric restaurant. Both the bar and the restaurant open out onto the viewing deck making one feel being close to nature.
Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
The Pilanesberg National Park is located in the North West Province of South Africa, north-west of Pretoria. This national park is administered by the North West Parks and Tourism Board and is with its 55 000 hectares the fourth largest national park in South Africa.
The crater of a long-extinct volcano dominates the Pilanesberg National Park. The crater is a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago. Pilanesberg is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Its rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature. Over time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open grasslands, wooded valleys and thickets.
Black Rhino Private Game Reserve
The Black Rhino Private Game Reserve is incorporated in the western side of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa's North West Province. The landscape is an alluring combination of rolling hills, tumbled mountains, valleys, grassland plains and Tambo forests.
A traversing agreement between the Pilanesberg National Park and the Black Rhino Private Game Reserve allows guests the privilege of an hours scenic drive through an unexplored valley before reaching the 200km road network of the Pilanesberg National Park.
Game sightings include a variety of predators such as lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and cheetah. Herds of elephant are often seen within close proximity making for an unforgettable experience. Antelope such as sable, kudu and eland roam the bush freely. The game and bird viewing opportunities in this region of South Africa are truly incredible.
Fauna & Flora in the Pilanesberg, North West Province
Besides the 'Big Five' visitors also have the opportunity to encounter the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo, crocodile and even sable. The Pilanesberg mountains offer guests sightings of a wide diversity of animal and plant life including 360 species of birds, the Big Five and almost every type of animal found in Southern Africa.
The Pilanesberg National Park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.
Springbok, brown hyena, the red-eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually home in arid areas are found cohabiting with moist-area-limited impala, black-eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees. Wildlife includes lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles.
The birdlife diversity in the Pilanesberg National Park is outstanding. Whilst some birds are migrants, many are permanent inhabitants. Their food sources vary with some eating carrion or live prey, while others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.
Activities and attractions
Directions to the Black Rhino Safari Lodge
When guests reach the Sun City Resort they are kindly asked to contact the lodge in order to make an arrangement to meet at the gate.